The National Rifle Association’s legal troubles have cost the powerful gun rights group $100 million, according to a recording of the group’s board meeting obtained by NPR.
In the January 2020 recording, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre criticizes ongoing investigations by the New York and Washington, D.C., attorneys general, bemoaning the “power of weaponized government.” And he told the NRA’s board of directors, assembled for the organization’s winter meeting in January, that the organization has had to make $80 million in cuts to stay afloat. ”
The cost that we bore was probably about a hundred-million-dollar hit in lost revenue and real cost to this association in 2018 and 2019,” LaPierre said, according to a tape recorded by a source in the room.
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